Tom Fellows | 'I’m trying to prove myself'

Tom Fellows in action against Plymouth

Tom Fellows says he's determined to use every single second of senior action as an opportunity to prove he can play at Sky Bet Championship level.

The young winger came on for the final 12 minutes of Albion's 0-0 draw with Plymouth Argyle on Saturday afternoon - his second consecutive appearance in Carlos Corberán's team from the bench. 

Fellows, who spent the 2022/23 campaign at Sky Bet League Two side Crawley Town, insisted he will give it his "best shot" when he is handed match time in the Spaniard's side and hopes he can showcase his strengths on a frequent basis.

Tom said: "It was certainly a game of two halves on Saturday. Plymouth were the better team in the first 45 and they created some good chances.

"I think in the second half, for the majority of it, we dominated the game. The play was in their half and we had a fair few set-pieces.

"I think overall, a point is probably a fair result.

"When I came on I gave it a good go and gave it my best shot. I know when I come on I have to prove myself at this level, whether that’s five minutes, ten minutes or however long I get.

"The better I do, the likelihood is the longer I’ll get. We’ve got a few injuries which have meant I’ve got the opportunity, but it’s down to me to take it.

"I just tried my best and tried to play to my strengths.

"Sometimes you get academy players training with the first team and they feel like they’re just training players, but with this gaffer, he’s made us feel really part of it and if we do well, we’ll get an opportunity.

"That’s really important for any young player.

"Carlos gives you a lot of detail, but that’s good. At an early age, if I can get used to that level of detail and analysis, it’s only going to stand me in good stead. It’ll help me more now as a youngster."

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